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Q: Bios power management

Hi there. Since I bought my new mouse and illuminated keyboard, when I use the PC a lot, they have spontaneously been stoping for a period of time and then they work fine. I didn't have this problem before because I had a ps2 keyboard. Now I have USB mouse and keyboard and this happens. I do believe there is a problem with the power management. A friend of mine has the same motherboard and he incurs the same problem. I have a Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V and here is a printscreen of my bios with the power management tab.
What settings should I change?

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A: Bios power management


I think you'd be able to adjust that power management settings in Windows under

Control Panel>Power Options>Edit Plan Settings>Change Advanced Power Settings>USB Settings
Or in Device Manager>USB Root Hub Properties>Power Management Tab
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A:Power management bios

I haven't seen the option to power on a machine at a certain time on any sort of modern machine.  Is it really that slow to boot that you need it to turn on automatically?  If so you should probably address that issue.  Also, a machine that new will use next to no power when it's in standby so that may also be an option if you need to get it up and running quickly.,156220.0.html
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just got this PC from a friend, and when i boot it up i get the following message:

CMOS Checksum error - Defaults loaded.
Hardware monitor found an error, enter POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP for details.

When i go into BIOS and into the Power management setup screen, i have the following errors:

1) Under the fan monitor section:

** Fan Monitor **
Chassis fan speed : xxxxRPM [Err]

2) Under the voltage monitor section:

** Voltage Monitor **
VCORE Voltage : 1.6V [Err]

I have searched around the internet for an answer but i cant seem to find anything,,, i have tried changing the power supply cable and i cleaned all the fans as i have read that this sometimes can cause the problems....

does anyone have any suggestions??

A:Power Management Setup BIOS problem

A checksum error is generated when the bios does not find the hardware it expects. Here is where I would start;
1 Change the cmos battery. These are cheap and easy to change; it should only be a few dollars.
2 While you have the case open to change the battery, check to see if you have a case fan that is not plugged in or not working.
3 Restart the system and enter the bios. Load defaults, save settings and restart.

It would help if you posted your exact system specs.
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Never had to mess around with my BIOS settings.
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So I'm wondering where it is, or how to access the power management

Thank you in advance

Message was edited by: plainer

A:Satellite X200 - No power management tab in BIOS


Why you need an automatic start up time?

Sorry but such a function is not available. I never had a notebook that was able to set such automatic start up time.
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A:Windows Power Management - Power Saver - is this safe for graphic card

Power Saver attempts to save power by reducing the CPU’s speed all the time and lowering screen brightness, among other similar settings and that may account for your fps drop when benchmarking. Doesn't sound like a good choice for your purposes.
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Is there a blatantly obvious fix for this? / something I have missed OR can I remove cmos battery to get back to start-up basics?
In all other respects, the PC operates as it should.
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Using 'DEL' gets me to boot management NOT bios !!!!!

Hello Purgatory,

What is the manufacture of your computer? When you first start your computer, it should flash-up at the very beginning which F keys get you to which option.

Thank you,
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A:power management

Disable power saving. All it seems to do is cause a hard reboot when it continues sleeping when yo try to wake it. I tried all configurations of power management with many reboots until I simply turned it off.
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I have edited my power management settings,

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no screen savers are set.

A:Power Management

You probably need to enable APM (advanced power management) in your bios.
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A:xp pro power management

i had the same problem with my ibm thinkpad t23. there are two solutions: upgrade to service pack 2, but thats a huge download. service pack 2 MIGHT enable your advanced PM. the other option is to go to toshibas website and download the PM drivers for your laptop
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A:Power Management

It is most likely that your battery needs replacing. If it lasted 18 months, you should be thankful.

But you could try recalibrating by letting the battery run down until the machine shuts off and then charging it fully (as possible).
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A:Power Management in XP

There are so many factors in Windows that can affect Standby Mode that it can be very frustrating trying to figure out what is going on. Standyby feature has always been a 'thorn' in Windows side so to speak. Some people can use it and never have problems, some can't use it at all and some just have lockups when it worked fine. My opinion?? Leave the standby feature off, have your monitor shut off after XX amount of minutes. Set the hardrive to shut down XX amount minutes later. That way, when you log off to the logon screen, the monitor will shut down as per your settings. I know this isn't a fix for something that worked for you before. Did you install or make any changes to software/hardware before this happend? Anything different in your settings before? The only other thing in your case is maybe some software program activates and logs back on to the last person's profile.
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Not a big deal, but my machine doesn't seem to go into Standby automatically lately unless I do it manually. The settings in Power Management under Control Panel seem to be OK, unless I'm overlooking something. Any takes on it?

Pete C.

A:Power Management

Any number of things can prevent a computer from going into standby mode. Nearly any program running in the background can cause the problem. The only way to figure out which one is to start disabling things. Unfortunately, security software is a frequent culprit, and you don't want to disable that.
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A:USB Power Management

Did you disable power saving on all of the usb root hubs in device manager.
What kind of USB device is it?
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A:Power management

Many times Power Management options as originally designed do not work well. If the system was designed specifically to be compatable with power management all will go well until something changes. In your case it could be addition of a video card or updated drivers. Or incompatable drivers to start with. The only suggestion I would have is go to your Video cards manufacturers website and see if newer drivers are available. If you have on Motherboard video then to the Motherboard manufacturer you must go.

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A:Power management

I have always set all the power saving options to Always On and leave the screen saver off. When I am leaving the PC for more than a few minutes, I turn the monitor off. If there's an open project I'm working on, it's always there when I return. Using the Standby mode and other handy features, raises the possibility that you will loose it when the darn thing doesn't "wake up" when you want it to. It only takes a few seconds for the monitor to come up and you know you have it just like you left it.
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A:Power Management

To get your computer to sleep go to the advanced tab on the power options. There you can set different reactions for your actions like sleep when I push the power button. My understanding of standby is that during stand by the computer essentially shuts down with the exception of the memory. This way the data for the current system state are still stored there allowing quicker restart while the battery, if it is a laptop, lasts or the power is plugged in. Hibernation is similar except the data from the memory is stored in a temporary file on the hard drive and the computer shuts down completely. When it restarts it reloads the data from the drive to the memory and restarts much the same as sleep mode from there. Problems with both of these modes is that changes to things such as the last good configuration, registry or profile are not completely saved which can cause certain issues if these are used all of the time. As far as the settings for your power scheme the right one is the one that makes the computer do what you want it to do. Other than that it doesn't matter. For myself unless it is a laptop I have it set to always on and turn all of the items underneath to never so I don't have to wait for anything.
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A:power management

You might try

Start> Right Click Computer> Properties> Advanced System Settings> Advanced tab> In Performance - Settings> Check Let Windows choose what's best for my computer

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A:Power Management In XP

1. I had the same problem. Did you delete the presets? I deleted all the presets, and XP got angry and wouldn't let me save any of my own. I restored to before I deleted the presets, and now I can save (and keep) MY presets. The only annoying thing is that I have all these bloody XP presets I don't need.

2. Go to your power options in control panel. Then go to the advanced tab, then check "prompt for password when computer resumes from standby, that should fix it.

Sorry for the late reply, I've been on a posting frenzy lately...
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A:power management

Hi MilesAhead,

You might see if resetting all Power Plans back to default, then setting them back to never may allow the monitor setting to stick for you.

Did you also set the screen saver selection to none?
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A:Power Management

If you open the Action Center, you should be able to turn off that message.

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A:Power Management

Your question is a bit unclear.
<<Is there a setting that changes it for all users or a group policy that can be enacted for all users.>>
Changes what? What exactly are you trying to do?
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A:power management

I recommend you to try unhooking your monitor and hooking it back up. That might work on some monitors.
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Here see what I mean, I just now got these.
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A:2nd HDD (1TB) is recognized in bios, not in Win 7 disk management

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A:HDD gets recognized by BIOS but I can't see it at Disk Management.

Quote: Originally Posted by aiceo

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For one, what does shutting the HD off do if the PC is still running?

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A:Question about Power management...

im sure leaving it on all the time will hurt it in some way shape/form. but i do the same thing. but i do set it so the monitor/screen does turn off. cause images will get burned into the screen. and u would set the standby for after task complete.
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A:Page_fault_in_nonepaged_area /power management

What OS?

Start with a thorough disk check and repair.
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A:Yoga 13 Win 8 power management

hi n6neb1,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
Can you try to Disable Sleep and Hibernation Settings under the power options and see if the display or the system still goes off after a couple of minutes.
Let me know your findings
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A:Power management not working?

As an update to this:

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hello Copyright and welcome to the forums
if you see below where it says power state mapping which says which are supported..
from what i can see this should be supported....
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A:processor power management

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A:Power Management Problems


Originally Posted by ZeroBishop

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Hello TBbolt,

Setting everything in your Power Plan Options and Screen Saver settings to Never should turn off this for you.

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I set the power management for a number of minutesClick to expand...

after the computer has been asleep there`s no internet connection.Click to expand...

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In the BIOS, is the wakeup option set to Power Button only. Change it to "Any Key"

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